Dr Simon Aylwin

Dr Simon Aylwin

MA MB BChir PhD FRCP

Endocrinology

29 years of experience
21 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
4.6
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4.6
Explanation
4.6

Top feedback

“I have seen Dr Aylwin several times and cannot fault his help ,manner or professional conduct.“
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Subspecialty

  • Diabetes & Endocrinology
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3481435
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £310

    Follow-up appointment: £180

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    324 reviews

    The London Clinic

    5 Devonshire Place, London, United Kingdom, W1G 6HL
    0 reviews

    120 Old Broad Street

    120 Old Broad Street, London, United Kingdom, EC2N 1AR
    8 reviews

    About

    Dr Aylwin has a well-established private practice at the London Bridge Hospital and at The London Clinic that mirrors his NHS work. He is the Lead Clinician for Endocrinology at King’s College Hospital. Dr Aylwin leads the pituitary and adrenal multidisciplinary teams at King’s that look after patients with pituitary and other endocrine-related tumours and cancers. 

    He has published over 70 research papers in peer-reviewed journals in the field of endocrine tumours, clinical obesity, appetite regulation, and molecular endocrinology, regularly reviews journal submissions for international publications is on the editorial board for the journal Pituitary. He lectures widely both within the UK and abroad and has contributed to numerous symposia and debates at the British Endocrine Society and in other learned societies with recent lectures in the UK and overseas in Barcelona, Korea, St Petersburg, Zurich, India, Dublin

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    Medical procedures

    Pituitary function tests

    Measurement of thyroid hormones

    Assessment of thyroid nodules

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    Special interests

    Simon Aylwin is a consultant endocrinologist at King’s College Hospital with broad clinical practice in endocrinology and special interests in pituitary tumours, thyroid disorders, adrenal tumours and cancer, neuroendocrine tumours, inherited endocrine tumour syndromes and hyponatraemia. 

    He also works as a physician alongside bariatric surgeons managing patients with severe obesity and has an academic interest in appetite regulation.

    Keywords: 

    Endocrinologist, hypothyroid, thyrotoxicosis, adrenal, thyroid, pituitary, hypothalamus, phaeochromocytoma, paraganglioma, incidentaloma, hypercalcaemia, parathyroid, neuroendocrine tumour, NET, acromegaly, prolactinoma, prolactin, Cushing’s, Graves’ disease, hyponatraemia, obesity

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    Education

    Simon Aylwin graduated from Queens’ College Cambridge in 1987 and undertook clinical studies at the Royal London Hospital, qualifying in 1990. After MRCP in 1993 he undertook specialist endocrinology training and research studies at Bart’s and the London leading to a PhD awarded in 2001.He took up a substantive post as a consultant endocrinologist at King’s College Hospital in 2002. Aylwin has served as a clinical committee member for the Society for Endocrinology and committee member for the UKINETS (UK and Ireland Neuroendocrine tumours). He is a member of the US Endocrine society and Pituitary society. 

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    Reviews

    Overall
    4
    Explanation
    3
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    4

    Simon is an experienced and open minded Consultant. I think this is essential as Endocrinology is a very fast changing field of medicine, and openness to new ideas is critical. I can discuss issues very openly with him and feel well informed when he takes the time to explain the rationale of his thinking. He is a very busy man, so unfortunately it is sometimes difficult to obtain prompt administrative things outside of the Consultation, such as any prescription or test request which may be slightly out of the ordinary or need some amendment. Perhaps the price to be paid for someone in demand.

    Patient seen for:
    Thyroid Problems
    14-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    I have seen Dr Aylwin several times and cannot fault his help ,manner or professional conduct.

    Patient seen for:
    Endocrinology
    Pituitary disorders
    26-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    I found the whole experience very good. Firstly from the medical aspect I felt very confident with Dr Aylwin. He is very knowledgeable and experienced. He asked very clear straightforward questions and immediately recognised key issues and concerns. He explained the biology to me very well and was decisive in determining next steps. He also understood why I might be particularly anxious having a family history of a specific health issue and put his responses in this context as well without me having to ask. I also found Dr Aylwin's private practice manager Michelle both efficient and very kind. I do not like heights, and particularly glass lifts in tall buildings, and felt very anxious about this. She noted this and wrote to me after my telephone call to say that she was in fact going to be in on the day of my appointment and would come and meet me which she did. Her understanding, thoughtfulness and humour really made a difference to me both in the run up to the appointment and on the day. Dr Aylwin also asked if I needed help going back down in the lift. Over the past few days when I have attended for other tests other staff in the building have gone out of their way to help me with the lifts. Thank you

    13-08-2020
    Overall
    1
    Explanation
    1
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    1

    Lacks emotional intelligence, not very good at explaining the diagnosis and how that was achieved.

    05-08-2020
    Overall
    4
    Explanation
    5
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    4

    Always a pleasure, kind, polite and looks at the big picture. Explains everything clearly based on what I’ve told him.

    04-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Dr Simon Aylwin is an excellent endocrinologist. He listens attentively, has a good sense of humour and makes one feel completely at ease. He explained clearly to me and to my GP what my condition is.

    Patient seen for:
    Hyperthyroidism
    04-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very professional and thorough, covering all areas of my condition. Highly recommend

    04-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Professional, great manner

    08-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    I had issues with the medication I was taking and he was the only doctor that was able to help me. He is really great.

    02-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Dr Aylwin was the third endocrinologist I saw. He took the time to really listen to me and what I was going through, he spent time reviewing my test results and gave me options. This was extremely valuable as with the other specialists I saw before him, I didn’t feel heard, and I felt like I had no options. He took the time to answer questions and explain things to me. Thanks to Dr Aylwin, I am currently in remission and off the medication for almost 7 months. I still am having to have blood controls but I feel like even if it flares up, I have a doctor I trust and feel comfortable with. I wouldn’t be in the condition I am today if it wasn’t for him.

    Patient seen for:
    Hyperthyroidism
    30-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Really good manner. Thorough knowledge of my condition. Very quick in terms of follow up and what we should be doing next. Would recomend.

    Patient seen for:
    Thyroid Problems
    30-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Dr. Aylwin is precise in his explanation, very friendly and patiently answers all the questions one might have. I would highly recommend him.

    Patient seen for:
    Pituitary tumour
    30-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    I am very pleased to have been under Dr Aylwin's care over the past year. Not only is he a clear expert in his field, but he really listens to you and takes a pragmatic approach to your care based on your individual needs and circumstances. I can sometimes be a little anxious regarding my health, but Dr Aylwin always makes me feel reassured and comfortable in my consultations, I trust him very much and this is so important in a consultant. His medical secretaries are also very kind and always contactable.

    Patient seen for:
    Graves’ Disease
    Hyperthyroidism
    30-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    I received superb service from everyone at London Bridge during the period since Dr Aylwin confirmed that I had an active Adrenal Tumour. I cannot praise more highly the kind and sensitive way Dr Aylwin dealt with and explained the whole situation. The diagnosis came as a shock to me but Dr Aylwin was calm and re-assuring at all times. When the tests showed that the adrenal gland and tumour had to be removed, he put me in the hands of the most experienced surgeon in this area of expertise -Mr Johnathan Hubbard. Dr Aylwin has always explained things very well and the follow up since surgery has been excellent.

    Patient seen for:
    Pheochromocytoma
    28-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    I am really happy to be under the care of Dr Aylwin for a parathyroid condition. After some research and asking around, I consulted with Dr Aylwin. I find Dr Aylwin is a very knowledgeable, meticulous, and approachable medical professional that always takes every effort to gather all my medical care and wellbeing information before consultations. I would describe his bedside manner as professionally frank and straight facedly witty. I have had my moments of thinking I am about to die from my latest perceived or real symptom and he is never dismissive but notes and deals with every medical and psychological concern I told him about. He is clear on what he can help with and sets out what more I may consider to deal with the other medical issues he is aware of. I find him innovative and responsible in his approach to what turned out over time to be a more complex parathyroid issue for me. He considered different medical treatment options, medication etc., to try and help me. My questions to him are answered and he explained where the science was with somethings I asked about. Since surgery earlier this year he has worked effectively with my surgeon and GP to provide me with ongoing post-surgery treatment. During the lockdown he still consulted with me and kept my GP timely informed as I am requiring some monitoring still. I have had scans and blood tests when the other nurses and doctors see that he is the requesting doctor, always smile and say, that I am in good hands with ‘Simon’.

    Patient seen for:
    Parathyroid disease
    27-06-2020
    Overall
    1
    Explanation
    1
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    1

    My appointment was cancelled and I wasn't told. I travelled all the way to the clinic only to find that the consultant was on leave. I've been struggling very seriously with my health so this was a devastating blow to my well-being.

    06-08-2018
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Clear, constructive and thorough.

    08-04-2018
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    As always, excellent. I feel I am in the best possible hands with regards to the handling and management of my symptoms.

    24-08-2017
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    I was very impressed by Dr Aylwin, the very first time I met him. He was very friendly and patient and therefore talking to him was made easy. His showed good understanding of my complex problems. His supportive manner, thorough and clear explanation of my condition and the treatment options available helped me to make a meaningful decision about the choice of treatment to pursue. He is highly recommended.

    29-07-2017
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    I found Dr Aylwin to have a very personable manner, and an instinctive talent which goes above and beyond the skills expected of a specialist.

    13-07-2017
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Dr Simon Aylwin is a young dynamic physician, whose attributes are many. He is caring, informative and nothing is too much trouble. His professional approach is outstanding and so too is his manner. If you require the services of an endocrinologist he is the “go to man”. I cannot commend him too highly.

    12-07-2017
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Dr Simon Aylwin is a young dynamic physician, whose attributes are many. He is caring, informative and nothing is too much trouble. His professional approach is outstanding and so too is his manner. If you require the services of an endocrinologist he is the “go to man”. I cannot commend him too highly.

    11-07-2017
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Excellent consultant, fully understanding patient view and communicating in a friendly supportive manner. Accurate diagnosis and medical advice. 100% recommended.

    04-06-2017
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

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    24-02-2017
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

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